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Old 09-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #31
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Haven't had a bad experience, but haven't been wow'ed either.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #32
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I've heard so many bad things from the boards and the podcast that we've never even bothered to try going -and I think it will probably stay that way. We can eat excellent italian anytime, why eat mediocre when we're on vacation.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #33
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We ate here a few years ago and was not impressed with the food or service but my DS really wants to try this again on our next trip (he loves pasta) but I am reluctant and I can only see a couple of dishes that he might like - one of which is "Spaghetti substitute sweet Italian sausage" but I am not sure what that means - is it the spaghetti or the sausage that is the "substitute" and with what is it substituted? Anyone tried this?
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #34
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That would be the spaghetti and meatball dinner, but taking out the meatballs and adding the sausage.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #35
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I'm with you there in regards to Coral Reef being our worst meal on property rather then Tony's . My DH and kids like Tony's more then I do but not because I think it is unedible, but because I like a little more marinara sauce on my pasta then what they give. We normally eat at Tony's for lunch but this time we are going for dinner, and from what I understand there is a steak there that is pretty good which I can't wait to try. OP, I am sorry that you had a bad experience at Tony's, at least now you can check mark that one off of your Disney must try list .
I agree Coral Reef and Tony's were also the worst 2 restaurants during our week long stay
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #36
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We have never had any problems at Tonys. It is one of our favorite resturant.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #37
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We have never had any problems at Tonys. It is one of our favorite resturant.

All the hype over its bad to its good has really made me want to try the place so we are ADR for it lol..
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #38
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Sorry you had a bad experience. There are plenty who agree with you and others who have enjoyed their TTS meals. We are among the latter. While I certainly wouldn't call it a gourmet experience, we have always enjoyed our visits to Tony's. (I would equate it to an Olive Garden experience.) We don't go there often, simply because there are so many other places that are favorites, but I wouldn't hesitate to book it.
I have to agree with you, we had a last minute lunch here on our last trip. We actually enjoyed our meals, we would'nt hesitate to go back again.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:06 AM   #39
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We really enjoy Tony's. It's not Gourmet Italian food. But we enjoy the food, we love the service, theming and location.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:24 PM   #40
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DD18 loves Tony's. We've had lunch there twice, and I am constantly trying to get a dinner reservation for 10/21 (I'd cancel Teppan Edo for it, she loves Tony's so much).

It's average italian food, but we've always had amazing servers, I love the decor, I love being able to look out the big windows... no complaints here whatsoever.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #41
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Ugghhh we ate there on a recommendation and absolutely hated it. If I ever want italian food again im heading straight for Epcot/Italy.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #42
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OMG, I'm going there for lunch in a few weeks, I hope I have a good experience. Those of you who enjoyed your food-what might you recommend? I was looking at the soup, the Caesar salad w/grilled chicken, the calzone, and the dessert that (I think) had pistachio-was it pistachio creme brûlée?
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #43
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We have eaten there twice and enjoyed both meals. The pork shank was great as was the ravioli meal I had this past trip. I think most complaints are about anything with marinara sauce with regards to the food. We have had good service both times as well.
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